Author: Liane Clores, RN MAN

Nursing Interventions for Intertrigo

> Gently cleanse skin with a pH-balanced no-rinse cleanser > Pat or air dry skin. Do not rub. > Place InterDry® Ag Textile between skin fold or under medical device. > Allow at least 2 inches of textile exposed outside of skin fold or brace/ splint. >  Remove textile when bathing and replace when finished. […]

Nursing Interventions for Xerosis

Gently cleanse skin with a mild, pH balanced cleanser and soft cloth or disposable wash cloth (Bedside Care Foam, Bedside Care, Bedside Care Easicleanse™ Bath or Gentle Rain Extra Mild). Pat skin dry. Do not rub. Moisturize skin daily. Moisturizers should generally be applied 3 to 4 times per day for optimal results, although frequency […]

Nursing Interventions For Atopic Dermatitis

Obtain the history about the patient’s skin condition (bathing routine, skin care products that he/she uses) Ask the patient when he/she most experiences signs of Dermatitis, and what signs he/she experiences such as itching, rashes, changes in pigmentation or color of the skin as these may all help in the diagnosis of the condition. Obtain […]

Nursing Interventions For Conjunctivitis

  Teach proper hand washing technique and instruct patient to keep hands away of eyes Use disinfected equipment for eye examination Encourage patient to avoid sharing personal cloths with others Apply warm compress over eye and instill eye drops/ointment as ordered. Some eye drops contain antihistamines or other medications that can be helpful for people […]

Nursing Interventions for Bronchial Asthma

Assess the patient’s respiratory status by monitoring the severity of symptoms, breath sounds, peak flow, pulse oximetry, and vital Obtain a history of allergic reactions to medications before administering medications. Identify medications the patient is currently taking. Administer medications as prescribed and monitor the patient’s responses to those medications; medications may include an antibiotic if […]

Nursing Interventions For Children With Pediculosis (Lice Infestation)

Apply, or teach family to apply, pediculicide shampoo or rinse. Read directions several times in quite environment before application. Make child as comfortable as possible during procedure. Playing “beauty parlor” adds a dimension of fun as well as providing eye safety. Use plastic drape to prevent drug getting on other body parts. Instruct child to […]